Welcome To The Dollhouse

What Gender Is Your Card?

Those of you who have been with this blog for a little while know a few things about me: I live my life as an open book I become type A and compulsive about just about everything I do I’m a staunch empiricist (data driven and proud!) I like to get deep my egalitarian feminism […]


Lelli Kelly Fail!

I’m a bit tweaked right now. And before I get into it, let me say that I’m glad that my brother is currently not speaking to me, otherwise I know he’d have to attack me again for “thinking too much.” I’m happy that I don’t have that devaluation from my family to deal with as […]


Brunch & Benign Sexism

Antipathy. That’s what I’m feeling about writing this post today. On one hand, I want to share the experience with you all, yet on the other hand, I know that many of you will see the events as yet another example of what happens when Liana thinks too much, something I’ve been accused of doing […]


Tell Me About Yourself

I don’t know how many of you are regular readers of Salon, but last week there was a letter to Cary Tennis in his Since You Asked column that really caught my attention. I get grossed out when I hear, “I’m a mom!” I’m about to be a mom, actually, but I don’t want to […]


Things My Mother Taught Me

Miss Z is taking a post giant poopie nap, so I have a few quiet moments to myself this afternoon. I’ve been thinking about my (so far) lack of daycare mommy guilt and where this comes from in my family. I trace most of it back to my mom and the things she taught me. […]


That Wasn’t So Bad

Today I sent off the check, the check reserving a place for Zara at the great day care center I found close to home. I had planned to use my work day care, but they have a waiting list a thousand miles long. We are #46 on the list for September. Yes, contingency planning was […]


That Wasn’t So Bad

Originally published at Welcome To The Dollhouse. You can comment here or there. oday I sent off the check, the check reserving a place for Zara at the great day care center I found close to home. I had planned to use my work day care, but they have a waiting list a thousand miles […]


One Small Victory

Received from my adoption agency today: Should I bother tell them that one either uses the title “Dr.” or the suffix “MD,” but not both together? Nah. I’m just glad to not be Mrs. HisLastName any more. Technorati tags: adoption, on gender, womanism


In The Books

Well it is official. As of today, we are officially in the books. I drove the profiles there myself. I expected some sort of ticker tape parade or pinata party in celebration, but alas there were no festivities to be found. I was told very simply that now the fun part begins: the waiting. And […]


I Was Annoyed, Now I’m Pissed

Yesterday I returned home to find another letter from our adoption agency (asking for $1200 for our home study course) that was addressed to Mr. & Mrs. HisFirstName HisLastName. Now you may remember my previous screed on this topic: Welcome to the Dollhouse: A Titular Mess So after all my complaints, corrections and pleading, this […]


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